The recent expansion to XCOM, XCOM:Enemy within, has received a balancing update to the multiplayer component of the game. The update changes the pricing of units, making many cheaper and some more overpowered units more expensive to compensate. The full table of changes can be found below.
The time has finally come - the top ten games of this generation. We are expecting your bile and vitriol; not everyone will agree with us, but it's important to remember that this list was based on what made us all happy to be gamers this generation. Not based on sales, scores, fancy metrics or algorithms, we fought it out to make this list, and we hope it just goes to show how many fantastic games we had in this generation.
XCOM: Enemy Unknown is famous for its punishing difficulty. Balancing attention between managing squad members, conducting research, erecting base facilities, and intercepting UFOs is an arduous task; losing one of your prized soldiers in battle is heart-breaking. The combination of these aspects and the deep -- yet accessible -- strategic gameplay gave life to one of the best and most satisfying games of 2012. Not content to rest on their laurels, Firaxis brings us a full-fledged expansion in XCOM: Enemy Within. This fantastic package does more than just add to an excellent game -- it improves it in several meaningful ways. After experiencing XCOM with this new expansion installed, you won't want to go back.
From the very first time I sat down to play Firaxis’ delightful and terribly stressful XCOM: Enemy Unknown reboot, I thought it would be the perfect fit for the iPad; because if there’s one thing better than killing aliens, it’s killing aliens while you’re on the toilet. It’s happening, so expect to experience a great deal of numb-legged pins-and-needles in the near future.
Damn you Valve with your awesome deals! All these Steam sales have come to the rescue, giving us the chance to own all of them. This sale in particular has some awesome deals and features, check them out, after the jump.
This one goes out to my fellow Master Race errr species? We love our PC games and they love us right back! This year has seen some awesome PC games, from MMO’s to strategy games to RPG’s and MOBA’s. BUT WHICH TITLE WAS THE BESTEST? It could only have been: *drum roll*
Steam has been the main culprit in bankrupting gamers in the last couple of weeks, but who can resist? There are some awesome deals up for grabs including discounts on XCOM: Enemy Unknown.
Welcome to the battlefield. Earth is at risk, as aliens sow terror across the globe. Outnumbered, outmatched and outmanoeuvred, you are in charge of the XCOM project, the only line of defence against the Extra Terrestrial threat. Can you survive the fight against the unknown?
The newly remade turn-based-strategy XCOM: enemy Unknown has had some pretty amazing marketing so far, including a fantastic interactive trailer, and a tongue-in-cheek attempt to sell the game to the wrong people.
Jake Solomon is the XCOM ultra-fan who served as the lead designer for the remake of Enemy Unknown. the game’s out next week – and we’re positively brimming with excitement for the return of the turn-based strategy title that fuelled our youth. It seems console gamers in the land of Halo and Call of Duty aren’t quite so keen. Watch Jake rather hilariously try and sell his game to walk-in customers at a game store…and completely fail.
We here at Lazygamer are pretty damned enthusiastic about Firaxis’ resurrection of one of the greatest strategy games of all time, XCOM: Enemy Unknown. We’ve previewed the game at Gamescom, as well as at home - and it’s terribly addictive, with in-game choices that are impactful and have meaning.
The excitement surrounding the announcement of the new XCom Enemy Unknown strategy game is starting to wear off and it’s time to take a look at what we’ll actually be getting.
2K Games has released the first 3 screenshots from the title and so far it’s looking pretty interesting but I’m not excited by the zoomed in screenshot.
At E3 in 2010 it was announced that a new XCOM was in the works and while the game looked intriguing it wasn’t a universally happy moment for XCOM fans as the new XCOM title was a FPS instead of a strategy game.
For the last 18 months we’ve been told that the game is going to be awesome and will be a true representation of the XCOM universe but the doubters haven’t gone away and they have now got their way. An XCOM strategy game is in development.